Driver dies while reversing on highway

2011-05-29 07:35
Pietermaritzburg - One person died and another sustained minor injuries after a collision on the N3 north just after Market Road in Pietermaritzburg late on Saturday.

ER24 paramedics from Pietermaritzburg arrived on the scene and found two cars in the right hand lane of the freeway with glass and bits of the cars lying across the freeway.

The driver of the first vehicle was trapped, but had already died of his injuries and was declared dead on the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle that collided into the first car was treated on the scene for very minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

It is believed that the driver of the first car might have been reversing in the right hand lane to get back on to Market Road on-ramp when the second vehicle came into the blind corner and was unable to avoid the vehicle.

It is unclear what made the driver to reverse in the right hand lane of the freeway but the local authorities will investigate the accident further.

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